INFORMATION AND ONLINE TRAINING
Why Teach TouchMath at Home?
Whether you are homeschooling your child or supplementing a classroom curriculum, TouchMath is the solution you’ve been searching for. Use our program to:
The best way for you to learn to teach TouchMath is to watch our online video. Click on the section below entitled Free Online Training to view the training and print the free interactive worksheets.
Summary of TouchMath benefits
What the experts say.
Our strategies are closely aligned with the child development philosophies of Jean Piaget and Jerome Bruner and supported by leading educational psychologists today.
According to these experts, all children transition from the concrete to the pictorial and finally the symbolic stage of learning at their own pace. Similarly, TouchMath students learn math concepts at the concrete level first and then progress to the pictorial level. When they are ready for higher levels of cognitive thinking, we introduce symbolic math and memorization.
Children learn most effectively when all of their senses are involved. As they see, say, hear and touch using our signature TouchPoints on the numerals they easily make the connection between the numeral and the quantity it represents. TouchMath is an intuitive process, designed by and for young learners.
Our signature TouchPoints provide these unique advantages:
Our designers are acutely aware of the importance of building student self-esteem and confidence as we deliver information. Each page has plentiful workspace, large print and a manageable number of problems so children are not overwhelmed. Materials for older students use age-appropriate graphics and packaging.
Unique visual cues will help your child develop left/right directionality, reduce number reversals and understand place value.
Our sequential strategy is structured so that children fully understand one skill before we introduce the next. They feel optimistic and confident as they assimilate new information.
Read more about TouchMath from educators, parents and students.
The secret to TouchMath is simple. In fact, it can be summed up in one word: TouchPoints.
Each numeral from 1 through 9 has TouchPoints corresponding to the digit's value.
Students count aloud as they touch the single TouchPoints once and double TouchPoints twice. This multisensory approach engages students on auditory, visual and tactile/kinesthetic levels.
To ensure that students arrive at the right answer, it is important that they touch the TouchPoints in the correct Touching/Counting Pattern.
Counting is the key.
Computations are easier using TouchMath because all basic operations are based on counting. In TouchMath addition, students count forward. In subtraction, they count backward. In multiplication and division, they count in sequences. Students touch, count and repeat each problem and answer aloud to reinforce fact mastery.
Learn to teach TouchMath easily and effectively by viewing our 60-minute, interactive online video.
What will I learn?
Click here to begin your training (if you already have a TouchMath account).
Click here to create a new account that will enable you to watch the video.
Use the training manual to work along with the video. You can download and print the manual by sections, or in its entirety, when you begin your training.
Click here to find more complete TouchMath material best-suited for your student(s).
For students with specials needs, review the Web site sections on learning differences.